Thursday, August 23, 2012

Magmortar -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Magmortar Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Magmortar from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Magmortar is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Magmortar does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Flame Screen and for one fire energy card this move does 40 damage and any damage done to Magmortar the next turn after using this move is reduced by 20.  Magmortar's second move is called Flamethrower and for three energy cards, two colorless and one fire, this move does 90 damage, unfortunately after using this move, you have to discard an energy card attached to Magmortar.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Magmortar is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you can't play it right away, instead you'll have to use Magmar first.  If possible, I would keep Magmar on the bench, then evolve it into Magmortar before putting it into the active Pokemon spot, once Magmortar is in the active Pokemon spot you'll obviously want to use Flamethrower every turn when you can, unless the defending Pokemon will be knocked out by 40 damage or less then you should use Flame Screen.  If you leave Magmortar on the bench for most of the game, I would consider attaching 4 or 5 energy cards to this card so when you put it into the active Pokemon spot you can use Flamethrower consecutive turns in a row without having to attach new energy cards to it.  Also, I would try and incorporate a card in this deck that either allows you to retrieve energy cards from your discard pile since you'll be discarding energy cards here, or a card that allows you to attach more than one energy card per turn, so you can quickly get energy cards on Magmortar and make sure you're able to attack every turn with Flamethrower.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average, stage 1 Pokemon card, what I really like about this card is its hp, it is 120 which is quite high to begin with, but if you use Flame Screen at all, the hp will seem even higher.  Also I like the fact that Flamethrower does 30 more damage per turn than the average move does for three energy cards.  Too bad this card didn't have an Ability or inflict a special condition, then this card would have gotten a 5 out of 5.

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